London, Aug 29 (ANI): Phillip Garrido, the "American Fritzl", who held a girl captive for 18 years and fathered two children, has been compared to mass murderer Charles Manson by his own family.
The Sun quoted Garrido's brother Ron, 65, as saying: "It seems bizarre, but I can believe it. I know my brother, and I can believe he did that. He's a fruitcake.
"My thoughts are with the poor girl. She was held prisoner. She had two children with this idiot. Now she's got to start a life."
Ron revealed that brother Phillip was psychologically damaged by using the hallucinogen LSD in his teenage years.
Comparing his brother's wife Nancy to a "robot", Ron added: "She would do anything he asked her to. I told my wife, 'It's no different from Manson'."
Manson manipulated a group called "The Family" to commit murders in California in 1969.
Phillip was arrested after police discovered he had held kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard in a compound at the back of his Californian home since 1991.
Dugard is now said to be feeling "guilty" that she bonded with her captor during her 18 years as his sex slave.
It is believed she had two daughters with Garrido and that the girls, aged 11 and 15, have never been to school or visited a doctor. (ANI)